General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications
An attempt to formulate common laws that apply to virtually every scientific field, this conceptual approach has had a profound impact on such widely diverse disciplines as biology, economics, psychology, and demography.
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The Meaning of General System Theory
Some System Concepts in Elementary Mathematical
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